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Pono Kai Resort

2.5 of 5 Resort   |   4-1250 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is our third visit to Pono Kai. We love this resort. It's not super fancy, but it has everything. The rooms are huge, the kitchens are full size, and we do all our own cooking on vacation, so that's important to us. The beach is a few steps away, and we swim there every day, even though it's not... More 

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CondoRentalsHI, Condo Rental Agency at Pono Kai Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Pono Kai Resort. I am not sure if you are staying in one of the condos our vacation rental company manages but glad you are taking advantage of all the great on-site amenities! Families with children always enjoy the volleyball, croquet, putting green, shuffleboard, and other outdoor activities. The large two bedroom floor... More 

Troy, Idaho
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On the whole, we enjoyed our stay at Pono Kai. We had a two bedroom on the second floor with partial ocean view. The resort is in a good location whether you want to travel south or north on the island. We enjoyed the walking/biking path located right by the resort and excellent beaches are not far away. We were... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Units vary as they are individually owned, but we had a great unit -- A305. Four of ten building are right on the water, others are varying degrees of a little further away. If you want to be RIGHT on the water (as we did), pay attention to the site plan. Great that they had ping pong, crochet, a pool,... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The worst resort I've ever been in. If you are on the ground floor you feel like people above you will fall through the floor on your head. Same if you are close to the stairs. On the plus side, close to the stores and Lyndgate park. My granddaughter loved it. All in all I would never go there again.... More 

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CondoRentalsHI, Condo Rental Agency at Pono Kai Resort, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay at the Pono Kai Resort. I am not sure if you stayed in one of the condos our vacation rental company manages at the Pono Kai, but it sounds like you may have had some noisy guests staying above you. We encourage guests to let us know of any issues while... More 

Brandon, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Booked through RCI, 2 bdrm, 2 weeks. Very comfortable unit, roomy, well furnished, kitchen had all the basics (food prices higher than at home!) Very good staff, fixed our issues right away, personable and helpful. Public spaces and grounds well kept, pool was cold, but 8 feet deep, which is getting too rare. Activities Centre need more and newer chairs... More 

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Grantham, NH
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We stayed at Pono Kai on and exchange from Interval International. We actually check out tomorrow. The first thing I want to say is that there is a GREAT thrift store called Watever Trift Store right across the street and the owner has everything, and I mean everything. So, before you rent equipment from the resort, consider buying across the... More 

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Penticton, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This was our second stay at the Pono Kai. We love it here, We had a garden view the first time which was wonderful and a beach view unit the second time and it was fantastic. We will get a beach view again when we come back. The beach, the walking path along the beach, and the fact that you... More 

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CondoRentalsHI, Condo Rental Agency at Pono Kai Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Pono Kai Resort. I am not sure if you stayed in one of the condos our vacation rental company manages, but we appreciate your kind words about the property. The central location on the island is very ideal for exploring attractions to the north and the south. Also you can rent a bike... More 

Portland, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

A Great stay. People were pretty nice, especially Cy at the entertainment desk. Although we booked at least 8 months in advance we could not be put in the same building even with our fellow travelers. Booking people that we were referred to in the process gave us the run around and actually told us we were in the same... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

Booked through RCI: The first room they assigned up was on the first floor and very musty. We asked to move. After almost an hour they worked something out and we were able to move to the second floor. Room was clean and very basic....but dated. Nothing to write home about. Out front was the one highway around the island.... More 

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Maui, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Stayed here for 6 days in Building D which is ocean front. We were lucky enough to be on the 3rd floor and had a unit with a loft. Building D is the last building to the North so it was quieter and more private. The unit was showing its age but was well equipped. Great walking path on the... More 

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Address: 4-1250 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kapaa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pono Kai Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 217
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Also Known As:
Pono Kai Hotel Kapaa
Pono Kai Kapaa
Pono Kai Resort Kauai/Kapaa
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#5 Top resorts Hotel in Kapaa
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Kapaa

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